2010 Toyota Sequoia

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Toyota Sequoia. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Available power-reclining third row
  • Roomy interior, including third row
  • 10,000-pound towing capacity
  • Luxurious amenities available

The Bad

  • Fuel economy
  • Size might intimidate some drivers

Notable Features of the 2010 Toyota Sequoia

  • New 4.6-liter V-8
  • Flex-fuel capability
  • Standard stability system
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Available backup camera

2010 Toyota Sequoia Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
The Sequoia is Toyota's largest SUV, and the full-size model was redesigned for 2008. The Sequoia is available with a choice of V-8 engines, including a new 4.6-liter V-8 and a more powerful 5.7-liter V-8. When properly equipped, the Sequoia can pull 10,000 pounds and seat up to eight people.

The Sequoia comes in three trim levels: SR5, Limited and Platinum. Competitors include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition and Nissan Armada.


New for 2010
For 2010, the Sequoia gets a new base 4.6-liter V-8 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Other enhancements include standard driver and passenger knee airbags, Bluetooth and a USB port for MP3 players.

Exterior
The Sequoia sports a two-box shape, but it doesn't have bump strips on the side doors. Like the Toyota Tundra pickup truck, the Sequoia wears a large chrome grille.
  • Available 18- or 20-inch rims
  • Running boards
  • Power, heated mirrors
  • Fog lamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Available roof rack


Interior
The Sequoia can accommodate up to eight people in its three rows of seats, which can be covered in either fabric or leather. The second row slides out of the way when you lift a lever, making it easy to get to the third-row seats. Large air conditioning knobs dominate the middle of the dash. For 2010, both Bluetooth and an audio USB port are included as standard equipment.
  • Available seating for seven or eight passengers
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Power windows and locks
  • Keyless entry
  • CD stereo
  • T...
Vehicle Overview
The Sequoia is Toyota's largest SUV, and the full-size model was redesigned for 2008. The Sequoia is available with a choice of V-8 engines, including a new 4.6-liter V-8 and a more powerful 5.7-liter V-8. When properly equipped, the Sequoia can pull 10,000 pounds and seat up to eight people.

The Sequoia comes in three trim levels: SR5, Limited and Platinum. Competitors include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition and Nissan Armada.


New for 2010
For 2010, the Sequoia gets a new base 4.6-liter V-8 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Other enhancements include standard driver and passenger knee airbags, Bluetooth and a USB port for MP3 players.

Exterior
The Sequoia sports a two-box shape, but it doesn't have bump strips on the side doors. Like the Toyota Tundra pickup truck, the Sequoia wears a large chrome grille.
  • Available 18- or 20-inch rims
  • Running boards
  • Power, heated mirrors
  • Fog lamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Available roof rack


Interior
The Sequoia can accommodate up to eight people in its three rows of seats, which can be covered in either fabric or leather. The second row slides out of the way when you lift a lever, making it easy to get to the third-row seats. Large air conditioning knobs dominate the middle of the dash. For 2010, both Bluetooth and an audio USB port are included as standard equipment.
  • Available seating for seven or eight passengers
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Power windows and locks
  • Keyless entry
  • CD stereo
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Cruise control
  • Available power-operated third row
  • Available navigation system with 7-inch screen and backup camera
  • Available DVD entertainment system with 9-inch screen
  • Available heated/ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats
  • Available power liftgate and sunroof


Under the Hood
For 2010, the Sequoia gets a new base engine, the 4.6-liter i-Force V-8, which delivers 34 horsepower more than the previous version.

The 5.7-liter V-8 remains the powertrain of choice for most trim levels (it's standard on Limited and Platinum Sequoias) — and a flex-fuel version is available. Both V-8s are now mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sequoia has a maximum tow rating of 10,000 pounds.
  • 310-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 with 327 pounds-feet of torque
  • 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 with 401 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel-independent suspension
  • Available air suspension system with load-leveling feature


Safety
For 2010, the Sequoia gets driver and passenger knee airbags as standard equipment.

Safety features include:
  • Eight airbags
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Antilock brakes that incorporate brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution
  • Available front and rear parking sensors and backup camera



Latest 2010 Sequoia Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Nice!

by Meleeto from Murrieta, CA on June 3, 2018

We love the size and performance! Nimble, powerful and looks great. Lots of leg room to stretch out and get comfortable. Best family vehicle we have owned. Read full review

(5.0)

Toyota Sequoia

by Justin from Ruther Glen, VA on January 8, 2018

I have been a fan of toyota's for years and I was not disappointed when I started looking into a larger SUV for towing/camping purposes. So far I have been very impressed with it and look forward to ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Toyota Sequoia currently has 8 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Toyota
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    24 months / 25,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 85,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12, 000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    160- or 174-point inspections

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Sequoia received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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